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post #11 of 19
We have it for internet. Used to have tv and the whole package, but the TV Service sucked and their HD service looked like crap. The internet is nice though. I get 18-19Mb/s down and 1.5 Mb/s up.
post #12 of 19
ok here is the prices they offer here in my town for comcast. it blows compared to the new fiber optic company that just came in. 20mbps for $49 flat and there currently is no bandwidth cap also I mean come on why would i pay $30 more, and that doesnt included fed, and state taxes, with internet that has like no over head, so i get almost the max of whats possable for me. But i got the 15mbps package, might upgrade to the 20 next month my self. So if you have a local company like cinergy metronet DO IT.

EDIT: Just did some speedtest.com

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i dont know how big or remote your city is but usually those local companies dont have that good of a service like the big dawgs.
the big dawgs have been in the game too long and have too big of a lead in their speciality. comcast and the likes will have superior internet service. but their phone services will be phail compared to the phone companies entering tv/internet. at&t will have good phone service but their internet wont be too good... and now that they're new to tv they have a lot of catching up to do.

the little local guys usually (or seem) to buy service from the big dawgs. in my area for example charter communications is the big swingin d1ck and the little guys (esp wireless) buy service from them. even tho their service sucks compared to other big dogs (and dominate in the area coz of the laws) they have the best internet service hands down compared to anyone else. they have the best uploads and best pings.
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post #14 of 19
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For those of you that are having problems with tv+internet; you need to up your bandwidth to a minimum of 12 down and that's just completely borderline. I'm seeing a lot of topics about this on dslreports. Apparently the tv uses the same bandwidth and takes away from the internet with U-Verse. Unlike Comcast, I think all bandwidths are the same but the internet is limited to what you purchased?

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I don't think it's a local thing. It's AT&T. I can order online through them.


Anyways, I forgot to mention I could care less about the tv. The only channel I'm not getting OTA is the public network station. I'm out of range using the indoor antenna. I wish I could have that channel because of my 2 kids but oh well.

A salesman for U-Verse came to my door and quoted me for complete package for $136/month. Which is just dumb because I told him we only pay $100 a month currently. Obviously he got a 'no' from me as a result. I mean c'mon... if you're trying to sell something usually customers wants something CHEAPER?

So I quoted online for just phone + internet. Comes out to be about $15 a month cheaper than Comcast before all their hidden fees that they'll both charge. I already have $10/month fees from Comcast so I'm guessing maybe the same from U-Verse? This is comparing U-Verse's 12 down/ 3 up vs Comcast's 10 down/ 3 up. Even though my package is just 10 down with Comcast, when I do speed test it's typically 15-20 down in reality. I'm betting it's because I don't ever have the tv on cable?

The catch is that I'd have to pay $100 start-up fee if I order online. My wife is frowning on that. So I might not do it. I'm really just trying to shave our monthly bills because we're practically living on bread right now. Also, from the sounds of it, there's a lot of kinks they need to work out first. So maybe it's something to go back to later down the road.
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Originally Posted by Remix65 View Post
i dont know how big or remote your city is but usually those local companies dont have that good of a service like the big dawgs.
the big dawgs have been in the game too long and have too big of a lead in their speciality. comcast and the likes will have superior internet service. but their phone services will be phail compared to the phone companies entering tv/internet. at&t will have good phone service but their internet wont be too good... and now that they're new to tv they have a lot of catching up to do.

the little local guys usually (or seem) to buy service from the big dawgs. in my area for example charter communications is the big swingin d1ck and the little guys (esp wireless) buy service from them. even tho their service sucks compared to other big dogs (and dominate in the area coz of the laws) they have the best internet service hands down compared to anyone else. they have the best uploads and best pings.
Well i doubt they are using someone elses network as they wired the whole town up with fiber, and it cost them about $125m. But so far as of right now, comcast is getting kicked in the balls by them as there service is cheaper for faster, with no problems with connection(comcast in my area is horrible, problems galore with cable and net constantly).
 
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For someone who’s trying to decide to stay or leave whatever company they’re subscribed to I recommend BestTvForMe.com. There you’ll find a thorough layout of the pluses and minuses of getting services from some of the major providers. It’s helped me to make my choice in whom to pay for service and I’m keeping my employee DISH Network account.
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I will never use AT&T again. Talk about nickel and diming you to death with those "extra" charges. Price increases (seamed like every few months.)

I also looked at the U-verse when it came here. The first thing I looked for renewed my attitude towards them. Make sure you look at the fine print on the per month charge. When I looked at it, there was an introductory fee. The fee then went up after the first year, and again once you entered the second year.
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I will never use AT&T again. Talk about nickel and diming you to death with those "extra" charges. Price increases (seamed like every few months.)

I also looked at the U-verse when it came here. The first thing I looked for renewed my attitude towards them. Make sure you look at the fine print on the per month charge. When I looked at it, there was an introductory fee. The fee then went up after the first year, and again once you entered the second year.
Why are those kinds of things not regulated?
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